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Russia Today interviews Casey Rae-Hunter on Comcast FCC decision

Scott Horton interviews Dahr Jamail about WikiLeaks video from Antiwar Radio

Iraq killings are media indifference from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

Accountability Movement: Leading journalists expose the myth of a free press

Free community papers supporting net neutrality from Editor & Publisher

Malkia Cyril on the civil rights struggle for a free, open Internet

How to close the digital divide? Fund public libraries from Ed Week

NPR is making Rumsfeld look like a techie by comparison

Raw footage reveals O’Keefe lied about ACORN tapes

This week in comically evil corporate behavior from Grist

Lawsuit: Chiquita fruit company ‘funded death squads’ in Colombia

Actually, Governor, human bondage is ‘significant’ by John Nichols

Tom Hayden’s withdrawal plan for Afghanistan from The Nation

Why even the childless should care about school lunch from Grist

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Leaked video shows US forces laughing as they kill reporters, civilians

US troops violated Rules of Engagement in Reuters shooting

US should join the International Criminal Court from Toward Freedom

What’s real and what’s imagined in NYT’s product placement survey?

MLK’s death and other uncomfortable truths by Greg Guma

NPR studies NPR’s gender balance from FAIR

Sen. Durbin promises to support diversifying the airwaves

We need birth control, not geo-engineering from Grist

Sen. McCain: ‘I never considered myself a maverick’

Tea Party could cost Republicans in census

Philly to ease marijuana penalties

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Forgetting Dr. King’s dream of justice by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship

NPR’s ombudsman asks ‘Where are the women?’

Looting Main Street by Matt Taibbi

The Fed in hot water from Talking Points Memo

The push to legalize marijuana is real from The Atlantic

New journalism centers for public media from Save the News

TSA concedes body scanners store and record images from EPIC

Mountaintop removal crackdown could mean more than offshore drilling

Everything you need to know about Obama’s new fuel-economy rules from Grist

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No mail on Saturday? Americans say OK

No mail on Saturday? Americans say OK from True/Slant

TOP STORIES

Van Jones: ‘I feel like I’m just getting started’ from Grist

Civil rights & media justice from Prometheus Radio

Ian Tomlinson family waits for answers one year after G20 protests

Indebted UC students: Put down the soy lattes by Allison Kilkenny

FREE PRESS

The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters by Glenn Greenwald

Wikipedia to undergo fundamental changes in April

1 in 4 kids aged 8-12 on Facebook despite age restrictions

Google goes it alone in China censorship fight

GEEKY TECH

Digital divide will ensure a broadband ghetto from GigaOm

Blair Levin: Reclaiming spectrum puts FCC on ‘right side’ of history

New RFID tag could mean the end of bar codes from Wired

Why isn’t my house out-thinking my dog yet? from Wired

TRULY GREEN

Conservation icon Stewart Udall dies from New West

Climate bill could face threats from the left from The Hill

Sen. Tom Udall’s goal: ’10 Republicans on the climate bill’ from Grist

Van Jones: Clean energy ‘will be increasingly safe political ground for both parties’

HEALTHY THINKING

Not feeling well? Perhaps you’re marijuana deficient by Paul Armentano

In drug war, failed old ideas never die by Bernd Debusmann

Ask Umbra chews the fat with Moby about his new book Gristle

Celebrities climb Kilimanjaro to awaken world to water crisis from Treehugger

POLITICS USA

Court strikes limits on contributions to independent political groups

The horrible prospect of Supreme Court Justice Cass Sunstein

Tea Party harbors a dwindling, confused demographic by Allison Kilkenny

Will Greenwald be labeled a ‘terrorist’ and assassinated? from Antiwar Radio

RIGHT WING

How a visionary author became a target of right-wing conspiracy theory

The banishment of David Frum: The revolution devours its children

Where were all these ‘freedom-loving’ right wingers during the Bush years?

Michael Chertoff joins defense firm that defrauded the US government

CORPORATE POWER

Clear Channel spent $1.6M lobbying Congress & FCC in 2nd half of 2009

Chomsky: Popular outrage not challenging corporate power from In These Times

Viva la student revolution: Part of reform corporations couldn’t buy

Afghanistan spy contract goes sour for Pentagon from CorpWatch

MIDDLE EAST

US intent on dragging Israel to negotiating table from Electronic Intifada

Chomsky: Obama spat over Netanyahu’s ‘insulting manner, not settlements’

NPR misleads and misinforms on East Jerusalem from Mondo Weiss

KBR mechanics worked as little as 43 minutes per month by John Byrne

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The Day After Tomorrow might have been yesterday by Matthew Berger

Coal miners join historic rallies to end mountaintop removal from Alternet

Aspartame renamed ‘AminoSweet’ and now marketed as ‘natural sweetener’

No way, Bill Gates totally wants to nuke climate change

EPA hearts clean coal, capitulates on ethanol from Grist

Invasive species, global warming taking toll on Thoreau’s Walden Pond

Extreme weather is part of global warming, says climate scientist from DN!

Candidate wants to suspend regulations on greenhouse gases from Wired

USDA makes the right call on school meat safety from Grist

New USDA rules establish strong organic standards for pasture & livestock

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Climate change deniers are ‘unpatriotic’

Sen. Bernie Sanders on his new 10 million solar roofs bill from Grist

Tritium hot zone expands around Vermont nuclear plant

Is Chicago earthquake a wake-up call for clean coal? from Alternet

From the annals of Sno-Cone science from Common Dreams

War at home: Local eco-warriors making a big noise in UK

What have Scorpions, Nobel Prize winners & William Shatner got in common?

Australia’s invading camels will soon be crocodile food from Treehugger.com

Greenpeace: Japanese anti-whaling activists face up to 10 years in prison

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Laura Flanders: Lifting the veil on US troops in Pakistan

CIA drones and Bob Gates’ visit to Pakistan from Extraordinary Edition

Republican stimulus foes happy to lobby for pork projects

How much will nuclear cost US citizens? from Grist

2 ex-employees say Blackwater billed US govt for prostitute

Blackwater contractors ordered out of Iraq from CS Monitor

Idaho Education Network under fire for cronyism, waste from New West

Advocating transparency by fighting transparency by Allison Kilkenny

US expanding weapons stockpile inside Israel from Truthout

How Obama ended up where FDR began from TomDispatch.com

Details of British resident’s brutal CIA torture by Andy Worthington

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CEOs Roberts & Zucker: Nothing but the truth, huh?

MEDIA CONSOLIDATION & THE PUBLIC INTEREST

House effort urges DOJ & FCC to block Comcast acquisition of NBC-U

Netflix warns Comcast-NBC merger could hurt open Internet

Public interest groups warn Comcast takeover is anticompetitive

Comcast-NBC merger no sure thing from Stop Big Media

TOP STORIES

Will George W Bush be next to appear before UK’s Iraq Inquiry?

Dave Zirin talks Super Bowl politics from Democracy Now

Paul Krugman covers the ‘hold’ strategy employed by US Senators

Demand Media: The future of content, cheap and plentiful

GREEN ACTIVISM & LOCAL ECONOMIES

No oil company will know peace in the creeks of Nigeria

Globalization kills, return to local economies by Thom Hartmann

Incentives to going ‘off grid’ bring power to the people

4 stories that should have changed the media narrative, but didn’t

FOLLOW THE MONEY

In a message to Dems, Wall St. sends cash to GOP

Wealthy CEOs conspire to influence elections for GOP

NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo takes on Bank of America fraud

ACORN smear conspirator wants tax-deductible donations to her legal fund

SARAH PALIN & THE TEA PARTY

Tea Party represents ‘innate racism’ says Meghan McCain

Speech was all boilerplate non-sequiturs & cognitive disconnections

Raw Story debunks Palin’s claims in speech by Sahil Kapur

Last Word: Palin has delusions of grandeur by Mike Lupica

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TOP STORIES

UN investigator cites US neglect of homeless from Project Censored

Prometheus Radio asks supporters to prod Senate on LPFM

Just 2 in 5 adults now say they read a daily newspaper

Obama: I’m a big believer in network neutrality

US MILITARISM

Obama proposes largest ‘defense’ budget since WWII from Slate

Obama defies pledge, increases nuke weapons budget by Stephen C Webster

Speaker Pelosi: Include defense pork in spending freeze from Daily Kos

US accelerating missile ‘defense’ in Gulf from AFP

MEDIA POLICY

FCC’s Stuart Benjamin on C-SPAN Communicators

Obama proposes spectrum fee that would generate $5B from B & C

UN agency calls for global cyber war treaty, driver’s license for web users

Netflix to FCC: Scary loophole in net neutrality from Ars Technica

ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMICS

Free Speech Radio News = our favorite radio show from Radio Survivor

Disney looking to sell what’s left of Miramax from Media Decoder

Steve Jobs: Google’s ‘Don’t be evil’ mantra is bullshit from Gizmodo

Twitter followers are worth less than a penny each on eBay from TechCrunch

DISSENTING OPINION

Paul Krugman: Fox News is ‘deliberate misinformation’ from FDL

Glenn Greenwald: Accused must have fair trials from Antiwar Radio

TARP has increased risk of economic crisis: Watchdog

College newspaper turns against phone-tampering conservative activist

ECO HEALTH

Future of self help: Mind/Body or Mind/Butt? from Huffington Post

Where things stand on Copenhagen Accord from Grist

Argentina’s president: Pork better for sex than Viagra from Alternet

Messaging that can save the clean energy bill from Grist

FURTHER READING

Pat Tillman cover-up focus of new Sundance documentary

Palestinians get $15M private equity fund from Haaretz

‘Ellie Light’ regrets damage to Obama, blasts right-wing ‘conspiracy theorists’

Outcry over Blair’s refusal to apologize could spell disaster for PM Brown

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Improper forensics, 2 decades in prison

Chicago prosecutor’s office trying to smear Innocence Project

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Officials hid truth about immigrant deaths in jail from NY Times

Court rulings erode spending restrictions for elections

FCC Chairman: We need airwaves from govt & broadcasters

Nader: One more term, Senator Dorgan, please? from Common Dreams

THE ‘T’ WORD

Answering Helen Thomas on why they want to harm us from Truthout

TSA is funding airport mind-reading machines from Raw Story

Body scanners: Known unknowns from ACLU

Op-ed: Sick with terror by Amy Goodman

THE U.S. ECONOMY

Study: More families using food stamps to feed kids from McClatchy

Unemployment: Pelosi & Obama call for new jobs bill from The Hill

US awards $2.3b worth of tax credits for green jobs

Are Dems & the corporate media hopeless? by Dave Lindorff

House committee wants Geithner testimony over AIG bailout scandal

Tim Geithner’s time to give answers by Congressman Darrel Issa

FOOD ECO

Three approved GMOs linked to organ damage from Truthout

Science confirms that blowing up mountains harms mountains from Grist

Most unhealthy restaurant meals (not fast food) from Alternet

Is Whole Foods bad for the planet? from Mother Jones

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Canadian diplomacy & the Honduran coup from The Dominion

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden demands secret IP treaty details from Wired

Did CIA deploy a Blackwater hit team in Germany? by Jeremy Scahill

Vancouver rail system jacks up the fees for busking musicians

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Consolidation: Comcast buying NBC Universal

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America’s regression by Glenn Greenwald

Liberal Dems take aim at war funding

The war is in Pakistan right now‘ says Jeremy Scahill

Editors reporting to sales managers at Dallas newspaper

AMERICA’S BIGGEST CABLE CO. WANTS MORE POWER

Why the FCC should stop Comcast NBC from PC World

Commissioner Copps on merger: ‘They face a steep climb with me

Congress to scrutinize Comcast NBC deal from The Hill

Comcast’s hollow ‘public interest’ claims from Free Press

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

Grist explains Copenhagen climate summit to comedian Eugene Mirman

Rachel Maddow rips Sen. McConnell war stimulus ‘nonsense’

Sen. Bernie Sanders offers Medicare-for-all amendment

Fourth senator joins move to block Fed Chairman Bernanke

David Ogden, No. 2 Justice Dept official, resigning

Mobile broadband consumption creating problems by Tricia Duryee

Ted Haggard 2.0 by Wendy Norris

VIEWPOINTS

7 ways Battle of Seattle changed the world by Fran Korten

Matt Taibbi: Obama sold out to Wall St

10 progressive reactions to Obama’s Afghan plan from Alternet

We need a clean vote on Afghanistan policy from Common Dreams

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EPA demands attorneys remove video critical of Cap and Trade from Grist

MySpace traffic drop costs News Corp $100M from Wired

Charter’s unfair treatment of community TV

Legalize It from CounterPunch

I am an America hating terror-enabler from At Largely

Sen. Bernie Sanders tackels ‘too big to fail’ in 2 pages

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Media Democracy Coalition’s Hannah Miller rallies against blocked political speech

Supreme Court likely to allow more corporate money in politics

Administration uses ‘State Secrets’ clause to block warrantless wiretap cases

Court rules victim of extraordinary rendition can’t sue from Raw Story

Pirate Cat Radio fined $10,000: East-Bay Express and SF Weekly

Is global warming a corporate fraud? from Project Censored

Real reason climate bill is going to suck from Grist

Palestinians criticize US u-turn on settlements

Detroit Free Press takes editorial cues from advertisers

Congress should not reject the Goldstone Report from Common Dreams

Where are the anti-war demonstrators? from Common Dreams

What Obama is up against from Truthout

MPAA piracy facts unchecked on 60 Minutes

MPAA press release urges FCC to protect content

Bit Torrent’s new peer-to-peer software throttles itself

Nielsen says DTV switch was successful

Paramount says National Broadband Plan should stop Star Trek pirates

Jerry Brown’s spokesman resigns after taping calls

AP admits Cheney equivocated to the FBI

We need a Son of Sam law for coporations from True/Slant

Comcast close to gaining NBC Universal

Brazil encourages competing hackers to crack e-voting terminals

Sen. Cantwell not sure why Geithner still has a job

Service providers in UK ‘should have legal obligation on rural broadband’

Three’s company by Ross Douthat

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Link to The Awl

2 decades of news circulation

Most creative 350 photos

Shocking print circulation declines from E&P

Q&A: Mother Jones on crowdsourcing journalism

CIA may have misled Congress repeatedly

Beware virtual NY Times, Pentagon Afghan coup

Prosecutors attack Innocence Project students

8 reasons Fox is not a news organization

Season of false starts for news organizations

Clean energy is an easy choice from Grist

Obama promises $3B for ‘smart grid’

USA Today: We’re still #1

What problems does Google Wave solve?

Nader deserves more respect than he gets

Bong water is an illegal drug in Minnesota

Wisconsin to enact new e-waste bill

EFF to Chamber of Commerce: get over Yes Men

Hyperlocal: Printcasting bridges digital divide

15 things you can do right now by Michael Moore

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Secret plan to undermine US dollar by Robert Fisk

Roundup: Kerry-Boxer climate bill reactions from Grist

Roundup: Patriot Act vote reactions from EFF

Obama stalls telecom immunity lobbying records FOIA, “inter-agency” says DOJ (more…)

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Pentagon spokesman was Bush domestic propaganda official from Raw Story

ACORN legislation could defund top contractors from Project on Govt. Oversight

Drowning out the right-wing noise machine by Megan Tady

Broad new FBI surveillance rules are unconstitutional from ACLU

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I get frustrated reading interesting news stories and then doing nothing with them. So partly to clean up my browsers full of tabs and mainly to try and encourage my friends (and strangers, too, I guess) to read more stories that matter I’m going to start blogging notes about the news I’m reading. These will be mostly just lists of stories with links for now. Let me know what you think, and please post stories you’re reading in the comment section.

We’re Screwed: The Yes Men Strike Again from Common Dreams

Why Is Obama Still Using Blackwater? by Jeremy Scahill, Rebel Reports

Dem. Senators’ New Bill Could Eliminate Telecom Immunity from Raw Story

Campaign Finance 527 Rules Overturned from US PIRG

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